Student Exhibition Year
One of a series of ten digital photographs of plant specimens pressed against glass. Presented as part of the 2020 Annual Student Exhibit in the Berman Museum of Art at Ursinus College.
The Blossom Mandala is the artist’s response to the lifestyle changes brought about by the pandemic and quarantine. The pandemic’s arrival also coincided with the shift in seasons, leaving a curious dialogue between the seasonal transition to spring—the season associated with new life—and the pandemic’s shift to that of stagnancy for those under stay at home orders. The fragility and beauty of a flower blossoming is a reflection of the themes this pandemic forces us to consider, that life is beautiful, finite, and usually full of motion. But many are now adjusting to new routines, where time and days merge with each other amongst the lack of motion, including the artist who has found solace in this period of waiting by being a daily silent observer of the motion of spring from the panes in her bedroom window.
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student art exhibit, 2020, digital photograph, window, glass, plants, flowers, water droplets